Surly Brewery Saves Lives with Pet Haven – Rescue Brew is Back!

Surly Brewery Saves Lives with Pet Haven – Rescue Brew is Back!

We are Excited to Announce the Pet Haven and Surly Partner to Bring the Rescue Brew Spokesmodel Contest Back!


We’re on the prowl for a very special cat and dog to be the face of Minnesota’s rescue community. Could it be yours?




Pet Haven of Minnesota has teamed up with SURLY BREWERY to celebrate dogs and cats and the people who love them with the Rescue Brew Spokesdog and Spokescat contest to help save more lives!


We hope to raise $50,000 and have a lot of fun doing it! Funds raised will go to our emergency medical care fund The Phoenix Fund.

Help us say YES to more pets in need of help by joining the contest and getting friends to vote!

The dog and cat who capture the most votes will have their names and images featured on Surly’s limited edition Rescue Brew Beer, released August 26th on National Rescue Dog Day at Surly Brewery! Our Spokesmodel winners will have a chance to take a bow and mingle with their adoring fans at a Rescue Brew release party at Surly on Saturday, August 26th. If your pet is an introvert we are happy to welcome their representative!


The free outdoor celebration will feature a fun celebration with pet give-a-ways and grrrreat beer on the Surly patio. Be sure to mark your calendars and join us for this summer celebration of our contest winners and Minnesota’s amazing animal rescue community.

The contest fund-raiser kicks off at the end of July. Stay tuned for notification of the start date!  Sign up for our newsletter and be sure to get notified! Participation is easy — you will just upload your favorite photo and tell us why your dog or cat is the “purr-fect” Spokesdog or Spokescat to represent Pet Haven and Minnesota’s rescued pets!


Your $10 entry fee also buys you 5 votes for your petIt’s $1 a vote! Get your friends and family to vote, vote, vote, and change pets’ lives while your pet gets a chance to be memorialized!



Your Pet Memorialized on a Beer Can!




The one dog and one cat with the highest number of votes, when our contest ends, will be the Surly/Pet Haven Rescue Brew spokesmodel duo, appearing together on Rescue Brew Crowlers!!

They’ll also receive a $25 Surly gift card, a $75 Chuck and Don’s gift card, and a commemorative Rescue Brew Crowler.

The winning cat will also receive a subscription to Meow Box- a monthly box full of assorted cat toys and treats. Meowza!

The winning dog will get pampered at Dogs Day Out and 3 days of complimentary daycare at Downtown Dogs! WOW!


The dog or cat to capture the second-highest number based on total votes will receive a 6-month MeowBox or Barkbox subscription and a commemorative Rescue Brew Crowler.

The dog or cat in third place based on the total number of votes will receive a $50 gift card from Chuck and Don’s and a commemorative Rescue Brew Crowler.

All winners will receive a Pet Haven Rescue Brew T-shirt.

How it Works
You will take a PAWSOME picture of your pet and enter your pet’s photo in the Rescue Brew Contest. You also get to tell the world why they would rock as a spokesmodel!

It’s easy. You will just upload a photo and tell us why in 75 words or less (no pressure) your pet is the absolute best choice to be one of this year’s Rescue Brew spokesmodels. Remember, your $15 entry fee also buys your pet’s first 5 votes.

Once we open voting and your pet’s entry is submitted, be sure to share the contest link with friends and family and encourage them to vote! Every $1 vote goes to not only help your pet win but make a difference in the lives of homeless dogs and cats and support the Pet Haven Mission- so we’re encouraging everyone to vote early and vote often.


Pet Haven rescued, rehabilitated, and re-homed 1007 pets last year! More than half of these pets needed non-standard or emergency medical care or behavioral support. Our medical bills in 2022 were over $325,000. We want to help more pets in need this year and you can help by supporting our contest and getting your friends and community involved!


We will be opening the contest at the end of July. Sign up to get our newsletter and follow us on Facebook or Instagram to be notified when voting begins!